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More intense earthquakes in 2018: Scientists

GP News
08 January 2017 - 10:10 AM
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"The rotation of the Earth does change slightly – by a millisecond a day sometimes – and that can be measured very accurately" said Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado in Boulder and Rebecca Bendick of the University of Montana. The US based scientists  presented a paper last year on "The correlation between Earth’s rotation and earthquake activity is strong" at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.
The scientists also said that the fluctuations in earth's rotation are tiny, changing the length of the day by several milliseconds, but these minute changes could be enough to release vast amounts of underground energy.Therefore, the earth will experience few more strong earthquakes in 2018 and the following years. Historically the possible reason may be in and around equator but predicting the the exact location is not possible.